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Chinese Exclusion Act. Passed by Congress in 1982. Barred Chinese immigration for 10 years and prevented the Chinese already in the country from becoming citizens.
Nativism an extreme dislike of immigrants by native born people
Skyscrapers tall, steel frame buildings that soon began to appear. the first one was Chicago's ten story Home Insurance building, built in 1885.
Jacob Riis Danish-born Journalist in 1890 that a map of New York City, "Colored to designate nationalities, would show more stripes than on the skin of a zebra."
Graft the acquisition of money in dishonest ways as in bribing a politician.
Steerage the cheapest accommodations on a steamship.
Tenements
Tammany Hall
William "Boss" Tweed
Angel Island Where California opened a barracks in January of 1910 for Asian Immigrants.
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